Federico Caricasulo

21-year-old Federico Caricasulo continued to impress in just his second season in the WorldSSP class, winning in Thailand and Jerez to finish fifth overall in the championship. His efforts alongside his teammate – 2017 FIM Supersport World Champion Lucas Mahias – meant that the GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team lifted the Team title and Yamaha secured the Manufacturer's title. Caricasulo made an impact immediately in WorldSSP in his debut season, recording a podium in his first ever race at Phillip Island in 2016. Showing incredible progress in 2017 as the season went on, he is now hoping to mount a serious title challenge onboard his Yamaha R6 in 2018.